For a game that required loads of physical and mental toughness to win, there sure were a lot of highlights from the Trail Blazers' win over the Pacers on Monday night. Paul George stole the show down the stretch, even in a losing effort, with his late-game ambush from behind the arc.
While the Pacers accomplished their defensive goals of minimizing Portland's three-point shooting and work on the glass, too many untimely fouls ended up foiling the defensive effort for the Blue and Gold. Plus, among the highlights from the other side was Damian Lillard stepping up and knocking down one of only five three-pointers on the night to keep Paul George from steamrolling the Pacers past Portland in the end. Huge shot.
Between Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge the Blazers will surely enjoy re-watching this game. Aldridge was described as unstoppable by his teammates following the game and that point is hard to argue. LMA had a plan for DWest or Hibbert depending on which player was guarding him and those soft, rainbow fade aways...mmm.
Speaking of huge shots, PG left a load of 'em at the Moda Center. Here's all 43 points which is a swell way to ease the pain of loss No. 2 on the season.
Roy Hibbert and LaMarcus Aldridge even kept the highlights flowing after the game on Twitter.
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